Advocacy | Impact | Thriving Adults | United Way Bay Area

A thriving California for all, not just a few

The 2018 legislative session is starting in Sacramento and advocates from across the state will connect with leaders in the Capitol about shared policy priorities. UWBA believes California is ripe for opportunity in two areas that support policies...

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Impact | Thriving Adults | United Way Bay Area

A Path Forward Despite College Debt

Kim dropped out of college with $80,000 in loan debt, no degree, and feeling hopeless. Anxious and depressed, Kim was looking for a no-cost way to improve her situation and United Ways’ SparkPoint center sounded like a perfect...

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Thriving Adults | United Way Bay Area

Taxes are hard. We make it easy.

UWBA is proud to announce that our Earn It! Keep It! Save It! (EKS) program is now in its 16th year of assisting low- to moderate-income Bay Area residents with free tax preparation. Last year, thanks to the...

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United Way Bay Area

Uncles deserve better!

It’s starting to be a stereotype on television, in movies, and in advertising. The eccentric uncle comes for the holidays and disrupts dinner. It’s time to set the record straight. Uncles do a lot of good—quietly, thoughtfully, and...

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United Way Bay Area

Ken Edlin loved life. In every photo his smile is wide.

He loved his wife, Janine, a mademoiselle he met by chance on the shores of Lake Tahoe. Ken and his cousin offered a young French woman and her friend a ride home one sunlit afternoon. Things clicked in...

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Emerging Leaders | Spotlight | United Way Bay Area | Volunteering

SPOTLIGHT: Elaine Dang, Emerging Leaders Member

Elaine Dang is an Associate with McKinsey and Company and volunteers with UWBA’s Emerging Leaders (EL) affinity group in her spare time. Dang recently participated in an EL Holiday Party where she sponsored a family in need by...

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United Way Bay Area

In Memoriam of Mayor Ed Lee

United Way Bay Area is deeply saddened by the sudden passing of our friend Mayor Ed Lee on December 12, 2017. As a dynamic supporter of civil rights and a champion of equality, Mayor Lee dedicated his life...

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Advocacy | Spotlight | Thriving Adults | United Way Bay Area

Tax Savvy Donors Tell How An IRA Gift Benefits Them And United Way

Kathy and Mike, long-time United Way supporters, are making their first Qualified Charitable Distribution (QCD) ever this holiday season. They’ve chosen to write a sizable check directly from Kathy’s IRA to United Way Bay Area. The two Alameda...

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Advocacy | United Way Bay Area

3 Ways to Fix the Tax Code

With Congress moving full speed ahead on tax reform before the year’s end, we have a once in a generation opportunity to improve the nation’s tax code. The United Way network is advocating for three key principles in...

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Basic Needs | Partners | Poverty | United Way Bay Area

When a Health Crisis Becomes a Housing Crisis

David and his teenage son, Steven arrived at Compass Family Shelter, a partner of United Way Bay Area after many long months sleeping in emergency shelters throughout San Francisco. Originally from Kentucky, the two hitchhiked to California in...

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